Desert Cross is using the recommendations of the ELCA, our Bishop in the Grand Canyon Synod, the CDC, and the Arizona Department of Health Services when making decisions to gather. Because of the numbers in our area and the new guidelines from the CDC, we are now meeting in-person for worship, without limitations (masks are optional). We will continue to live stream from our Tempe Sanctuary each week for those joining us at home and communion kits are available to pick up in the Tempe office during office hours. Office hours are: Monday through Thursday 9am-4:30pm and Friday 9am-12pm.
Our ChristCare groups and other small group ministries are continuing to connect in a variety of ways (visit the Connect - ChristCare page for group information). Check the Events page for all of the groups and ministries that are meeting on a weekly or monthly basis.
We are sharing good news stories - modern day Gospel stories - twice a week on our Stories of Joy blog. On the first of the month we post new Education Playlists on our Faith Formation website . We have something for everyone with Children, Youth, and Adult Playlists. The theme is the same for each, but the material is different.
Each month we also host an outreach collection with the goal of providing much needed resources for organizations within our community.
If you are looking for ways to get involved or help as we continue to navigate our current world, here are some ideas for you to consider:
We are here for you and we will continue to be here for you as a welcoming and supportive faith community.